Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting


LTE: Vote Yes to End Shameful Hunting Practices

There are people who do shameful things and then there are people who help them to do these shameful things in order to make a little money. Most people would not want to sit in an easy chair, shoot a bear in a cage and call it hunting.

We know the difference between true hunting and shooting a bear in a cage. But there are some misguided souls who would pay a lot of money to shoot a bear in a cage.

Who are these Maine wildlife biologists, who would try to tell us that the only way to control the bear population is to use tactics that are no different, from a sporting perspective, than shooting a bear in a cage?

I would like to know the names of those biologists who claim that the only way to control the bear population is to use tactics that cast shame on the entire state. Are they truthfully saying that there is absolutely no other way to control the bear population – that no other state has solved this problem without compromising its integrity?

I don’t think that these biologists have earned my trust — I’m going to vote YES on proposition #1.

-Michael Grant


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Wildlife Alliance of Maine
Animal Welfare Society
Spay Maine
Maine Friends of Animals
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Coastal Humane Society
Animal Refuge League
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Halfway Home Pet Rescue

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Media

Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters

Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.

"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."

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